What’s news: Strong bones, sleep, resiliency, and more

August 2017 … Sample newspapers from all 15 schools participating in the Healthy NewsWorks program during the 2016-17 school year are now available online. In our core newspaper program, children learn how to gather reliable and relevant health information that they can report on and share with their schools and communities. The stories covered a wide range […] Read More

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City official looks back on student interview

July 2017…Healthy NewsWorks trains its student reporters to be prepared and professional for all their interviews. Philadelphia City Representative Sheila Hess took notice when she was interviewed recently by the Healthy News student reporters at La Salle Academy. As one of several people interviewed during the 2016-17 school year for a Healthy NewsWorks story on […] Read More

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It’s watermelon time!

July 2017…Quench your thirst with watermelon! Watermelons are 92% water. That makes it a wonderful juicy, hydrating summertime snack or meal side dish. According to the website fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org, watermelon is a good source of Vitamin A, C, B6, and potassium. It also contains lycopene, an antioxidant that gives watermelon its pinkish red color and that, […] Read More

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Students say ‘thank you’ to Chandler Bats

July 2017…Reporters from Marshall Street Elementary School and Whitehall Elementary School in Norristown, Pa., recently took an exciting reporting field trip to Chandler Bats. The Norristown company produces hand-made baseball and softball bats for major league players, youth athletes, and others who want a high-quality, safe wooden bat. The reporters were inspired by their visit to the company, and enjoyed learning […] Read More

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Fact-based approach inspires CHOP blog

July 2017 … A recent post on Cornerstone, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute’s blog, looked at how Healthy NewsWorks student reporters cover health and science. Two of the health leaders featured in Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017 are Dr. Paul Offit, director of CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center, and Dr. Senbagam Virudachalam, […] Read More

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Philadelphia Public School Notebook highlights Healthy NewsWorks

June 2017…Eighth grade reporter Jayden Williams recently told The Philadelphia Public School Notebook that  “Healthy NewsWorks has given him opportunities to learn and grow through journalistic endeavors.” Jayden was one of some 110 Healthy NewsWorks reporters who contributed to the program’s sixth book, Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017. A Notebook reporter who attended […] Read More

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Leading Healthy Change 2017 is available online

June 2017…Fighting gun violence, preventing athletic injuries, promoting vaccinations, and teaching squash are among the ways a dozen Philadelphia-area health leaders are working to make our communities healthier and safer. Their stories are told in Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities 2017, the sixth book in the Healthy NewsWorks series on health leadership. This book […] Read More

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Generocity features Healthy NewsWorks

June 2017…A reporter from Generocity, a social impact news site, attended the recent Healthy NewsWorks book launch in order to get a deeper look into Healthy NewsWorks. Albert Hong, a contributing reporter for Generocity, met with some of this year’s health leaders, interviewed our executive director, and learned about Healthy NewsWorks’ upcoming plans to become an independent […] Read More

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Healthy NewsWorks takes leap with first podcast

June 2017…Healthy NewsWorks took a big leap into radio journalism when AMY Northwest eighth graders Kok-Leang Kaing and Jayden Williams interviewed Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks in May. The reporting team traveled to the Eagles NovaCare Center on Tuesday, May 23 to discuss resilience with Brooks. He is making a comeback from an injury last fall. With […] Read More

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Community celebrates sixth Leading Healthy Change book

June 2017 … Working on his school’s health newspaper helped Ian Kaplan “be a curious and more talkative—in a good way—person,” the Highland Park Elementary School student told a crowd of some 200 community members at a Healthy NewsWorks celebration on May 31. “Being a reporter was one of the best experiences I ever had,” […] Read More

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